Sunday 18th June 2017
Fathers Day

All Age Service at 10:30am

Theme: The Prodigal Son

Lead: Dave E

Readings: Psalm 116:9-17, Romans 5:1-8 & Matthew 9:35-10:8

Talk: Richard Blyth

THE COLLECT FOR THIS SUNDAY

God of truth, help us to keep your law of love and to walk in ways of wisdom that we may find true life in Jesus Christ your Son.

Please join us for a cuppa after the service


NEXT SUNDAY

Sunday 25th June 2017
Second Sunday of Trinity

Communion Service at 10:30am

Lead: Izzy

Readings: Psalm 86:1-10 & 16-end, Romans 6:1-11 & Matthew 10:24-39

Talk: Fanni


PRAYER FOCUS FOR THIS WEEK

  • Pray for the sick. In particular we continue to pray for Edward, Melody, Tom, the Security Manager at Westfield, and Kathy.
  • Pray for the parents & children who come to Stratford Rising Stars and our Parents & Toddlers Group
  • Pray for all those affected by acts of terrorism.
  • Pray for the emergency services, police, fire and ambulance at this very difficult time
  • Pray for Hospital Staff and Patients especially those were affected in the recent terrorism and fire incidents.
  • Pray for all peace in Palestine and Israel.
  • Pray for all who are bereaved, lonely or alone.
  • Pray for all those who live in Maitland Road and those we met during the Outreach.
  • Pray for wisdom and discernment for our Government as they face difficult decisions in these challenging times.


Are you going into hospital, ill or recently lost a loved one: Please ring the Vicarage Office on 020 8221 0902. Our Parish Administrator is in the office Monday-Thursday 9:30 am -12:30pm. At other times, please leave your message and Rev. Christy will pick it up.



Scripture for the Week: Romans 5:1-2a

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.


NOTICES & INFORMATION

Monday 19th June: Stratford Rising Stars meets at 6pm

Wednesday 21st June: Morning Prayer at 9am & coffee at 10am

Wednesday 21st June: Parents & Toddlers Group meets at 10:30am

Thursday 22nd June: Bible Study Group meets at Len's house at 7:30pm

Thursday 22nd June: Prayer and discussion group at Louise's house at 8pm. This group meets fortnightly.

Saturday 24th June: Outing to Margate - Places still available

Sunday 25th June: It is Fanni's Last Sunday at St Matthew's. Come and bid her farewell.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Saturday 8th July: JustOne with J.John at Emirates Stadium. See flyers on the Noticeboard at the back of Church for further details and how to buy tickets.

Saturday 29th July: Parish Outreach: Please meet at St Matthews at 10.30am

LOVE STRATFORD: Look out for this Notice on next week's Noticesheet.

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2017 - The year of Nurture and Growth, How would you like to feed and nurture your spiritual being.

Please read the Notice Board every week for St Matthew's events for 2017.

Giving is part of our call to discipleship. You can give and support the Church regularly by setting up a Standing Order for St Matthew's Church. See Isobelle for information.

The Food Bank: Please use the Box provided. See Noticeboard for full list of items needed.

You are invited to Sunday morning prayer at 10am.

Visitors & New Members: Please sign our Visitors Book and collect a Welcome Pack.

Facebook & Twitter: You can now follow what's happening at St Matthews by following us on Facebook & Twitter, keep yourself right up to date!

CHILDRENS MINISTRY:
Volunteers are still desperately needed to serve in this Ministry.
Stratford Rising Stars badly need someone to help in the Kitchen and/or with Welcoming. Please do consider whether you could help.

Health & Safety Person: Thanks to Pearla who has agreed to fill this role.

OUTING TO MARGATE: Saturday 24th June: Time is getting short but there is still time to invite your friends and family to this day trip to the sea as there are still places on the Coach. Pay today to Izzy. It is the final day for collection.



Talk to Rev. Christy about: Baptism, Wedding, Bible Study and Volunteering. See Our Contact page for how to get in touch